Police: Man demands kid’s candy, steals money instead

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Police have Deshaveon Miller in custody. He has been accused of robbing a child of money made from candy sales. (KTBS/Shreveport PD via CNN)Police have Deshaveon Miller in custody. He has been accused of robbing a child of money made from candy sales. (KTBS/Shreveport PD via CNN)

SHREVEPORT, La. (Meredith/KTBS) — Police have a man in custody accused of robbing a child of money made from candy sales.

On May 12, 2018, Shreveport police officers responded after receiving a report of shots being fired in a residential area. Officers found a juvenile who said that he was selling candy at an apartment complex when Deshaveon Milling, 22, approached him and demanded his candy. The juvenile refused to surrender the candy and Milling allegedly followed behind him and snatched money from his hands.

The juvenile returned to his residence and told his mother what happened. His mother confronted Milling and demanded the money back.

Milling allegedly produced a handgun and began firing shots at the woman. The woman, who was also armed, returned fire in what she described as an act of self-defense and Milling fled on foot. Neither party was injured. Investigators and patrol officers searched the area for Milling but were unable to locate him.

Police received a tip stating that Milling was at an apartment complex. Detectives and a police K9 took Milling into custody without incident. Following interviews with detectives Milling was charged with one count each of simple robbery and illegal use of a weapon as well as two warrants.

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